Murrells Inlet South Carolina

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Murrells Inlet is an area that is very often overlooked in visits to the Grand Strand area. When most think of the area, they think Myrtle Beach and they don’t look too much outside the city limits. This is understandable because of the hype associated with Myrtle Beach. However, there are so many beautiful areas just outside the city limits that deserve extra attention. One is the Murrells Inlet area, known to locals as simply “The Inlet”. 

1. Quiet

Summer months around the Grand Strand can cause the locals quite a headache. From traffic to lack of parking for beach access; there are many reasons to avoid certain areas during tourist season. The Inlet offers all the fun and entertainment you will find in Myrtle Beach, minus the frustration associated with beach traffic. Why? Well, It’s pretty simple really. Less hotels and rental property = Less tourist traffic.

2. Private Beaches

Murrells Inlet is home of the beautiful Huntington Beach State Park. Known for it’s picturesque landscapes and rich history, this park also has a huge stretch of beach that only park members have the privilege to enjoy. For a minimal daily or yearly membership price, you can enjoy the private beach access not found in the city limits.

3. Golf

Well, you golf lovers sure are in for a treat. Murrells Inlet is home of some the area’s most sought after golf courses. From private country clubs to famous names, visiting the area you won’t be disappointed when it comes to golf.

4. The Food

Also known as the “Seafood Capital Of South Carolina”, Murrells Inlet is the place to go when looking for some delicious freshly caught Atlantic Ocean seafood. After eating at the area’s well known restaurants you will understand where the name comes from. If the exquisite food isn’t enough to sell you on the area, wait until you experience all the live entertainment that takes place on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Anywhere you can sit and watch the fishing boats going out in the early morning and then returning late in the day, you know the seafood has to be fresh. Local restaurant owners and chefs are known for buying their fare right off the fishing boats.

5. History

Murrells Inlet is an area deep in rich history. It would take you years to explore it all. Known for it’s old rice plantations, written history dates back to the early 1700’s. Most of the trees and plantation homes still exist and are available to tour. Murrells Inlet is also a short drive to the historic cities of Georgetown and Charleston.